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Jacobs Resident Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, when it comes to construction, we don’t just look at what’s in front of us. We’re creating for what’s next.

As a Resident Engineer on our team in Chicago, IL, you’ll use your expertise working together with our technical professionals to resolve complex problems and serve our clients in the construction of major infrastructure improvements.  As a member of the team, you’ll act as a liaison between engineers, our clients, contractors and stakeholders.  You'll lead our project team to monitor contractor’s operations; actively manage and document on the status of the project schedule and budget; provide construction oversight; and use your experience to help to mentor your teammates with less experience. In this role, you'll also communicate with all members of the project team, and work to mitigate or eliminate project risks.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Working together, we’ll help you design your career and pursue what fulfills you so that we can make impacts on the future – big and small, global and local.  

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • Professional Engineers (PE) License

  • Engineering experience as project or team lead 

  • Thorough working knowledge of construction engineering and document controls

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) experience

  • IDOT Documentation of Contract Quantities (S-14) certification

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite of tools, Microsoft Project, Bluebeam, Primavera (P6), and e-Builder


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.